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Cupola Bar

Grand Hotel Avenue, Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
+1 906-847-3331
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar
££ - £££
Grand Hotel Avenue, Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I have visited this bar before, but had a free pass. This time brought the husband, did get stopped out front. $20 for both of us to walk the grounds, visit the bar. 3 beers, $25. The top can get very warm, crowded as well....More

Thank dolittledigger
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The Cupola Bar offers the best views of the river from the hotel. Nothing very fancy. The elevator does not go to the bar so you must walk quite a few stairs.

Thank Ejsmemaw
Reviewed 11 October 2017

If you treat yourself to a stay at the grand, you must complete the experience with a stop at the cupola Bar (espicially at night).

Thank doo1adams
Reviewed 6 October 2017

the drinks may be a little high but the view of the bridge and grounds is well worth it, make sure you make it up there in the evening too for sunset behind the bridge (photo op). the only thing is you have 2 flights...More

Thank LJB049
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We went up for after dinner drinks. I will agree that if you go when it is dark you don't see much outside. However we were ok with that because the view of the Mackinac Bridge lit up was worth the view. And we were...More

Thank marybT5775QN
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We went up after dinner, so it was dark outside. We didn't see anything but darkness and lights from the bridge. Go during the day. There was a singer/piano player with a very tiny voice. There was hardly anyone in the upper level, yet we...More

Thank Maryann B
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Delicious cocktails and fabulous views! We went here a couple of nights pre-dinner and it was never crowded; perhaps a best-kept secret?

Thank KitchnQ
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We went there years ago and loved the view and the piano player. This time people were so loaded they were yelling over the piano player. They weren't even listening to him. In the past we felt there was a grand piano up there. Didn't...More

Thank OnHWY
Reviewed 24 September 2017

You have to pay to get into the Grand Hotel but it's well worth it to view the magnificent hotel and go up to the cupola bar to have a drink and drink in the view! Pricey, yes, but fun!

Thank Antiquelover2
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Located atop the Grand Hotel, this locale offers a great view of the Island. Sit back and enjoy something to drink while taking in the view.

Thank Bob S
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David F
28 June 2017|
Response from GHKellie | Property representative |
There is an admission fee of $10 to enter the hotel during the day between 9am and 6pm. The Jockey Club, The Gate House, Woods Restaurant and Cawthorne's Village Inn are open to the public with no admission fee.
27 June 2017|
Response from Laura S | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure they take reservations at the bar. I believe it's first come first served, but you might want to check with the Grand Hotel just to be sure. If you are not a guest of the hotel, you are required to pay $10... More
10 September 2016|
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Response from Arlene F | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$100
American, Bar
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grand Hotel Avenue, Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Mackinac County  >  Mackinac Island
  • Phone Number: +1 906-847-3331
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The Cupola Bar is located on the 5th and 6th floors of Grand Hotel with 180 degree views of the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge. Perfect for enjoying the sunset while enjoying a specialty cocktail, serving light bar fare.
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